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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Work life balance is an issue if you work for Operations Team(NOC) (in 81 reviews)

  • Some parts of organization tend to be too bureaucratic that slows down the decision making (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "Technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities to work across groups on the ground level.

    Cons

    Lack of standard operating procedures. The time difference between headquarters and the US.

    Advice to Management

    Rely less on consultants


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    New Technology to learn and practice

    Cons

    Political. IT being outsourced, not very efficient.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit program.

    Cons

    Political silos due to mergers. Poor senior management not stunned to market demands and lack of communication to employees

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and take some accountability.


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment, great life work balance

    Cons

    not good for career advance and compensation is low


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to grow, with a wealth of knowledge and experience available in the telecommunications industry."

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    Current Employee - Care Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Care Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Exposure to the whole telecommunications industry. Lots of opportunity for growth. Leader in telecommunications after merger with former Alcatel-Lucent.

    Cons

    Potentially job security. Slow growth in salary. Lack of recruitment for new hires. There is some uncertainty with the future of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in recruitment and training.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great until I was laid off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time

    Pros

    Great professional place. Amazing coworkers.

    Cons

    Keep jobs in the US when its US-based customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staff abreast of the marketplace. We were out of step so finding a subsequent job is very difficult.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Flexible working hours. International working environment.

    Cons

    Bleak career advancement opportunities for existing employees. Most people pursue other opportunities outside the company before coming back to get a promotion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A very nice place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Network Verification Engineer in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Network Verification Engineer in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The most important pros of working in Nokia are:
    - Very flexible working hours
    - Work/life balance
    - Good starting salary and benefits

    Cons

    Some cons are:
    - Limited opportunities for growth
    - Salary increases are very low
    - Too many managers
    - Bonus schemes exist but are actually very little

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees and respect their work


  9. "Movig foward with technology"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company investing in future

    Cons

    Large multinational culture requires great communicators and team builders

    Advice to Management

    Stay course be a little more patient


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, a good balance of work life

    Cons

    Upper management is way too big in size


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